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Syria: UN adviser warns trapped civilians face greater risks as Raqqa fighting intensifies - UN News Centre

Displaced children and adults shown here fled ISIL-controlled areas in rural Raqqa to Ain Issa, the main staging point for displaced families, some 50 Km north of Raqqa City. 30 August 2017. The United Nations adviser on the prevention of genocide ...and more »

US bombs road in drive to block ISIS fighters in Syria - The Jerusalem Post

“Relocating terrorists from one place to another for someone else to deal with is not a lasting solution.” By Seth J. Frantzman. August 30, 2017 15:13. 3 minute read. > 'We did it': Iraqi army crushes ISIS in Tal Afar, but questions remain · >. Why did ...and more »

Why did Syria, Hezbollah bus ISIS fighters near Iraq? - The Jerusalem Post

Kata'ib Hezbollah fighters respond to ISIS firing on their position, Huseybeh al-Sharqiya, Anbar Province, June 13.. (photo credit: JONATHAN SPYER). In 2009, before the Syrian civil war, a bus ride from Homs to Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates River would ...and more »

US-led air attacks block ISIL evacuation deal - Aljazeera.com

Jets carry out two sets of air raids to block ISIL evacuees from reaching area held by the group near Syria-Iraq border. 30 Aug 2017. The ISIL convoy carrying fighters and civilians is now stuck in Syrian government held territory [Omar Sanadiki ...and more »

Hezbollah Buses ISIS Fighters Across Syria As US Mulls Striking Convoy - The Drive

The Lebanese militants let the terrorists flee eastward, infuriating the US-led coalition and its partners. By Joseph TrevithickAugust 30, 2017. The War Zone · cease fires · counter-terrorism · Deir al-Zor · hezbollah · Iran · Iraq · isis · Kurds ...and more »

Islamic State Convoy Remains Stuck in Syria - New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — For four days now, an Islamic State convoy with more than 600 people has been stuck in the middle of the harsh Syrian desert, blocked by American airstrikes, as a deal to allow it safe passage across Syria has collapsed. The American ...and more »

US Airstrikes Block Convoy Transferring ISIS Fighters - New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — American airstrikes stranded a convoy of Islamic State fighters in the middle of Syria on Wednesday, punctuating the United States military's anger over a deal struck a few days earlier giving them safe passage to militant-held ...and more »

Nasrallah: Netanyahu's crying over ISIS's surrender - Ynetnews

Following what he calls 'the surrender of ISIS' in Lebanon, Hezbollah Sec. Gen. Nasrallah claims 'ISIS was supposed to destroy our region and hand it over completely to US and Israel.' Roi Kais|Published: 08.28.17 , 22:51. Hezbollah Secretary General ...and more »

Trapped in the ruins of Raqqa, we're reduced to stealing from the dead - The Guardian

An SDF fighter. 'Nobody can leave their street because of the mines and IEDs – and because of the Isis snipers who target anybody moving from one district to another.' Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters. Around three months have passed since the Syrian ...and more »

Canadian Troops Quietly Helping Jordan, Lebanon Secure Borders Against ISIL - Huffington Post Canada

Military officials won't say how many Canadian troops are in Jordan and Lebanon or where they are located, citing operational security. OTTAWA — Canadian soldiers have been quietly helping Jordan and Lebanon secure their borders amid fears of Islamic ...and more »